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    Post DIY Down Top Quilt Measurement Spreadsheet

    To simplify construction of a straight sided top quilt I put together a spread sheet to give me the measurements for cutting the shell material, baffle length & spacing as well as how much down per chamber. See http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=4362 for a walk through on the actual TQ construction.

    I included examples from HammockGear.com to help people decide on their desired final specifications. I also included a cost comparison tool to help folks decide if they really want to build one themselves or just order from one of the cottage manufacturers. I'm on a budget so it's DIY for me.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=6

    Enjoy
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    Ed - Haven't taken the time to scrutinize the spreadsheet yet but at first glance it sure looks thorough. Thanks for posting it.
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    Any way of making a time machine so I can take this info back about 3 weeks ago? Thanks for sharing.

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    No Time Machine

    Sorry, on the 3 weeks too late. Hoping it'll help me and anyone else who takes on this project. After playing with Google sketch-up a little & constantly changing my mind I felt, "this is stupid" and pulled out the spread sheet.

    Please take a look and make sure my math is right. It seems to line up with the HammockGear weights so if it's off hopefully it's not by much.

    Glad to be able to give back to the forum that's helped me so much in building my own gear.

    Ed

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    Looks great to me. Where are you getting the prices for the material?

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    The prices I entered where what's available to me in Asia or what I saw from http://www.diygearsupply.com/ He's a regular here & very helpful (I got the supplies for my first hammock from him). My Euro numbers are made up but marked as user editable.

    I've added a list of supplier's links to help people shop & order in the future. These are US centric (sorry). Non-US HF members, feel free to add suppliers to the list.

    I've also added a place to list other TQ manufacturers. Feel free to add your favorites supplier's links in that spot.

    Other suppliers include
    http://thru-hiker.com/materials/
    http://www.questoutfitters.com/
    http://www.wildernesslogics.com/DIY-Materials_c28.htm
    http://www.owfinc.com/

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    Now this...this I like. The cost assessment is a nice touch, even though I don't factor in my own time because I like doing the stuff.

    Good work! Looks pretty thorough to me.
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    Exclamation Corrections for Top Quilt Spreadsheet

    I finally got around to building my Top Quilt and caught a number of errors on my spreadsheet.

    1. Number of Chambers was actually number of Baffles
    2. this meant the down numbers for each chamber were off, totals were correct but the distribution wasn't.
    3. Baffle measurements didn't include hamming margins on the sides, they did for top and bottom.
    4. You'd have to cut out an extra baffle to fit in somewhere because the baffle numbers were off by one.


    My apologies to anyone who build off the previous version. It should be good now.

    Ed

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    The baffle spacing on line 18, is that the measurement for the inner shell or the outer shell?
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    When I click the link it brings me to an underquilt spreadsheet?

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